The Cowboys and Rams Meet in the 205th Edition of the Border War on Wednesday

Jan. 23, 2007

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The Wyoming Cowboys and Colorado State Rams will renew their "Border War" rivalry this Wednesday in the 205th meeting between the two archrivals in basketball. The Cowboys will enter Wednesday's game with an 11-8 overall record and a 2-3 Mountain West Conference mark. CSU is 14-4 overall and 4-2 in conference play. The game is scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m., Mountain Time from Wyoming's Arena-Auditorium. There is no television coverage of Wednesday's game.

Wyoming holds a 40-game advantage in the overall series, having recorded 122 wins against 82 losses. Wyoming also holds a 10-6 advantage in Mountain West meetings in the "Border War."

The series has always been a hard fought one, but since the two schools became founding members of the Mountain West Conference in the 1999-2000 season, the games have been amazingly close.

  • Fourteen of 16 MWC meetings have been decided by six points or less -- two possessions or less.
  • Ten of 16 MWC games have been decided by three or fewer points - one possession or less.
  • There have been four overtime games during the MWC series. All four overtime games have been played in Fort Collins, with the two teams splitting them 2-2.
  • Each of the last three seasons have seen the regular-season series split 1-1.

    The University of Wyoming Athletics Department is encouraging all fans to wear gold to Wednesday's "Border War" as part of the "Gold Rush" promotion.

    "Gold Rush" is being presented by the Brown & Gold Outlet and First Interstate Bank. Official "Gold Rush" T-shirts can be purchased at any Brown & Gold Outlet location, including the Arena-Auditorium site, prior to the game for only $5.

    Additionally, the first 300 UW Students to arrive at the game will receive a free "Gold Rush" T-shirt courtesy of the UW Athletics Department.

    The Cowboy Sports Network radio broadcast will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the 25 affiliate stations of CSN.